103D-903 Duties of the chief procurement officer. (a) The chief procurement officer may coordinate the implementation of this part with any similar programs offered by the department of business, economic development, and tourism or any other governmental body.

(b) The chief procurement officer may provide staff to provide service to designated state agencies to assist small businesses in learning how to do business with the State.

(c) In carrying out this part, the chief procurement officer may:

(1) Give special publicity to procurement procedures and issue special publications designed to assist small businesses in learning how to do business with the State;

(2) Compile, maintain, and make available source lists of small businesses for the purpose of encouraging procurement from small business;

(3) Include small businesses on solicitation mailing lists;

(4) Develop and conduct training programs to assist small businesses;

(5) Reduce the level or change the types of bonding normally required or accept alternative forms of security;

(6) Make special provisions for progress payments;

(7) Establish the goal that twenty per cent of the State's annual purchasing expenditure be awarded to small business; and

(8) Impose mandatory evaluation criteria designed to encourage the use of small business as subcontractors on large contracts not susceptible to performance by small business. [L Sp 1993, c 8, pt of 2; am L 2005, c 50, 4]


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